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Polio Syria

UN: Spread Of Polio Is A World Health Emergency

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact

LONDON (AP) — For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency...

21 Nations Declare Polio Eradication An Emergency Priority: WHO

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

GENEVA (AP) — Some 21 nations in the Middle East and nearby regions have jointly made the eradication of polio an emergency priority and recognized ...

Polio Virus Strain In Syria Originated In Pakistan, WHO Says

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Polio that has crippled at least 13 children in Syria has been confirmed as being caus...

Polio Outbreak In Syria Could Put European Countries At Risk, Experts Warn

Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Some European countries may be at risk for polio, as refugees from Syria -- where a civil war has led to decreased vaccination rates and an outbreak o...

This Terrifying Disease Is Making A Comeback In Syria. Here's How We Can Stop it.

Dr. Abdelhadi Eltahir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Abdelhadi Eltahir

A recent bout of polio cases in Syria is a terrifying side affect of the current civil war. However, we can make progress in the fight for a stronger public health system.

Polio In Syria Puts Entire Region At Risk, WHO Says

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Polio has broken out among young children in northeast Syria after probably originatin...

At Least 22 People In Syria Suspected Of Having Polio

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

* 100,000 children deemed at risk in eastern province * Vaccination campaigns planned in Syria, neighbours * 4,000 refug...